Concussion Treatment: How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

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Chiropractors can help you relieve everyday pain and lasting impacts from a concussion through a treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle. Certain chiropractors are trained to help relieve the symptoms of a concussion through manipulation of the musculoskeletal system.

Discover if chiropractic care for concussions is right for you.


How Will A Chiropractor Help?

When recovering from a concussion your primary focus should be on rest, rehabilitation and monitoring your symptoms. Depending on your injury a chiropractor may be able to assess, diagnose and treat your concussion.

Your chiropractor will tailor your treatment plan to your body and injury, however, these are some common elements of chiropractic care for concussion treatment plans.

  • Neck and Spine Realignment: realign the neck or spine to restore proper alignment and provide relief to headaches and neck pain.
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT): physical therapy that involves the visual and balance systems. VRT helps improve balance, prevent falls and reduce dizziness.Rehabilitation: provide exercises to strengthen and stabilize your neck to relieve pain and improve your posture.
  • Symptom Management: this may involve soft tissue therapy, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to reduce pain, inflammation and muscle tension.
  • Monitor your Symptoms: we are trained to assess and monitor the symptoms of a concussion. We can either treat or refer you to receive treatment for any changes in your condition.


Should You Tell Your Chiropractor If You Have A Concussion?

After experiencing any injury or illness it is important to inform your entire medical care team including your chiropractor. For your chiropractor to safely manipulate your musculoskeletal system they need to be aware of any injuries. Whether experiencing a recent concussion or a concussion in your past, you should disclose this information to your chiropractor during the consultation.
While receiving treatment, it is important to keep communication open and share any changes or concerns you may have to ensure your treatment plan continues to work towards your recovery.


Collaborative Care

We want you to receive the best care possible. Sometimes this involves other medical professionals and treatments combined with chiropractic care for concussions. We collaborate with your medical team to ensure your treatment plan works with all other medical treatments and interventions.


When to Contact A Chiropractor

A chiropractor can help you start to manage your pain by either assessing, diagnosing or treating your concussion. You should consult your chiropractor as soon as you feel able to start your recovery process.

It is important to note that in Canada, sports injuries require an assessment by a medical doctor. While chiropractors are medical professionals with extensive training, for sports injuries it is important to seek assessment and diagnosis from a medical doctor. Chiropractors can help you with pain management and rehabilitation after your diagnosis.

No matter where you are on your journey of recovery, chiropractic care for concussion pain management will bring you relief and hope. Contact Align Health for a team of dedicated chiropractors ready to get you back to your full potential.